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May 28, 2015 - 6:04am
1 day 13 hours ago

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Journalists can no longer cover Myanmar's nascent Parliament from inside the media chamber because pictures of snoozing lawmakers were published online.

Reporters in the capital, Naypyitaw, were told they would have to watch proceedings on TV from the corridor. The pictures of sleeping MPs was the main reason cited by Kyaw Soe, director general of the Union Parliament, which handles administrative duties.

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May 28, 2015 - 5:57am
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece says it aims to clinch by Sunday a deal with creditors to get more rescue loans.

Government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis told reporters at a briefing on Thursday that "we are going into these negotiations with the aim to have a deal by Sunday."

Reports from Greece Wednesday that a deal was near caused a market rally, but the optimism proved short-lived as key creditor states, like Germany, quickly warn that a final...

May 28, 2015 - 5:54am
1 day 13 hours ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish city has canceled plans to bestow a rare honor on a former New York Times journalist because of an article in which he criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Stephen Kinzer was scheduled to be made an honorary citizen of the southern city of Gaziantep this week in recognition of his work that helped save Roman mosaics that were threatened by flooding from a dam.

Gaziantep Mayor Fatma Sahin confirmed on Twitter...

May 28, 2015 - 5:47am
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BEIJING (AP) — China has responded to sharply-worded comments from the U.S. defense secretary by defending its building of artificial islands in the South China Sea and accusing Washington of stirring up trouble in the economically vital region.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying says no outside actors have the right to dictate to China in an area it claims as its sovereign territory. She told reporters Thursday that the U.S. is committing what she called...

May 28, 2015 - 5:36am
1 day 13 hours ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States is meddling in FIFA's affairs in an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.

Putin said in televised comments Thursday that it is "odd" that the probe was launched at the request of U.S. officials for crimes which do not involve its citizens and did not happen in the United States.

In a separate probe, Swiss prosecutors are investigating the awarding of the 2018...

May 28, 2015 - 5:21am
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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's far-right leader Vojislav Seselj says he will launch a legal battle before the Serbian courts to fight the order to return to the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal.

Seselj told the AP in an interview on Thursday that he has no intention return voluntarily to the U.N. tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, and would use the right to appeal the extradition according to Serbian laws.

Seselj, who is accused of recruiting...

May 28, 2015 - 5:07am
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Conservationists say the elephant population in Mozambique has dropped nearly 50 percent in the last five years because of poaching, but cite good news from Uganda, where the elephant population is increasing.

Poachers have slaughtered tens of thousands of African elephants in recent years to meet demand for ivory, particularly in China. Conservationists and governments have collaborated on an aerial, continent-wide census of elephants to better...

May 28, 2015 - 5:03am
1 day 13 hours ago

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Methodist Church says there were almost 2,000 reports of physical and sexual abuse within the institution over more than half a century, and has apologized for failing to protect the victims.

Martyn Atkins, general secretary of the Methodist Conference, made an "unreserved apology" Thursday. He said the abuse "inflicted by some Methodists on children, young people and adults is and will remain a deep source of grief and shame to the church."...

May 28, 2015 - 4:57am
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ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter has chaired an emergency meeting with continental soccer bodies, while staying out of public view himself.

Blatter called together leaders of FIFA's six regions Thursday as world soccer is rocked by an American federal racketeering case.

FIFA spokeswoman Delia Fischer says "there was a meeting today with the president with the representatives from the confederations to discuss the current situation."...

May 28, 2015 - 4:56am
1 day 14 hours ago

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong regulators are investigating a leading Chinese solar panel maker owned by billionaire Li Hejun after its shares took a sudden and unexplained plunge.

The Securities and Futures Commission's announcement Thursday came a day after Li was quoted in Chinese state media saying there was no investigation.

The regulator's brief statement said a "formal investigation into the affairs of Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd. has been...

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